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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffPaulForrest Date: Dec 10, 2008 9:27am
Forum: web Subject: Re: Lack of response to deletion requests

To add to this general feeling of unease (or maybe to help it), the Archive does respond to these requests. We take them seriously (even when they are not), we research each one individually. We are not interested in having materials that people do not want up there. We crawl the public web and do offer a policy to exclude information that people request to take down. They need to verify their request, however, since we would like to honor the original owner's intentions.

If we move slowly, it's because we are very busy. I've said it other places, but just one person handles the exclusions. It's not the only thing that person does. We don't have funding to have more than that. You are welcome to donate so that we have more resources, but I somehow doubt anyone here is willing to do so.

If you don't like what we do, you are not obligated to use our resource.

Paul Forrest Hickman

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffDiana Hamilton Date: Dec 10, 2008 4:07pm
Forum: web Subject: Re: Response to deletion requests

Hi Paul, some may just be confused over the kind of requests that people write into the forum. I wrote about it the other day here:
http://www.archive.org/iathreads/post-view.php?id=220035

This post was modified by Diana Hamilton on 2008-12-11 00:07:51

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffPaulForrest Date: Dec 10, 2008 4:19pm
Forum: web Subject: Re: Response to deletion requests

Thanks Diana! You rock.
Paul

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Poster: wellness7 Date: Jan 27, 2009 3:15pm
Forum: web Subject: Re: Response to deletion requests

Yes, they _do_ violate copyright for my images and texts.

I am having the same problem removing my sites from the archive:
http://www.wellness-heaven.net/
and
http://www.dax-prognose.de/

Editing robots.txt didnt help ...
Do they read emails, really?

Cheers Georg

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Poster: kustota Date: Jan 27, 2009 11:59pm
Forum: web Subject: Re: Response to deletion requests

by the way, if IA is blocked from your site by .htaccess, how is IA crawler going to see your robots.txt? i guess you'll have to remove .htaccess restriction first...

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Poster: kustota Date: Jan 27, 2009 11:47pm
Forum: web Subject: Re: Response to deletion requests

first, there is no robots.txt on dax-prognose.de;
second, it takes time for IA to crawl your robots.txt and see that archiving is forbidden. so you'll have to wait a little.